The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 73
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Minutes of the Ayutamiento, of San Felipe de Austin 73
pointed by the body to proceed with a competent number of
militia men to John Lytles and examine the said Schrier for the
purpose of finding out where Hiram Friley and others are ren-
dezvouzed who are supposed to be stealing horses Mules etc. from
various parts of the Municipality and if possible to apprehend
all that may be found so engaged and to take possession of the
property and also to proceed to the Colony of Green DeWitt and
investigate the situation of its inhabitants, and report to this
Ayunto. the result, as also what measures may be deemed neces-
sary to secure them from the outrages of the Indians and Robbers.
The Ayuntamto. then proceeded to nominate a person to dis-
charge the duties required, and Mr. Francis W. Johnson possess-
ing the entire confidence of the Ayto. was unanimously elected.
The Ayuntamto then agreed that an official letter should be
directed to the Colonel Commandant of the Militia to furnish a
sufficient number of militia men to accompany Mr. Johnson, in
the execution of this commission. It was also agreed upon that
the Sindico procurador should proceed with Mr Johnson to the
House of Lytle to assist in the examination of Schriers and that
a letter of instructions should be given to Mr. Johnson.
Samuel M. Williams
[p. 63.] In the Town of San Felipe de Austin on the 6th
day of december 1830. In conformity with the municipal regu-
lations the Ayunto. this day met in regular session present Thomas
Barnett prest. Jesse H. Cartwright 2d regidor, Churchil Ful-
chear 3d regidor and William Pettus Sindico procurador, the pro-
ceedings of the last (extra) meeting were read and approved. The
sindico procurador presented the petitions of George W. Cash,
and Elias R. Wightman praying the appointment of Municipal
Surveyor for the Southern portion of the Colony. the former
petition was rejected, the latter was admitted and Elias R. Wight-
man declared to be duly elected and appointed Municipal Sur-
veyor, for the district of Mina in this jurisdiction, and it was
ordered by the Ayuntamto. that the said Wightman do give good
and sufficient bond and security for the faithful performance of
his duties as such surveyor.
A petition from Martin Allen praying for the donation of
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